The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.In Albom's most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS.Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered.At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life.With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that "everyone joins a band in this life" and those connections change us all.The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O'Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.
Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
audio file
Additional Contributors: Sananes, Adriana
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062420022

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cosmicboy93
Jun 08, 2018

One of my all-time favorite stories. I've enjoyed several of the other Mitch Albom books, but this one was amazing. The story, the characters, the musical references, all wonderful. I listened on audiobook and I can't imagine that it would be as good to read, as the numerous people voicing the different characters made it that much better.

NL_Val Jan 09, 2018

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is "Magic". The narrator of this story is music and it takes us on an unforgettable trip through Frankie's life.

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January1947
Jul 08, 2017

Well written -- characters were memorable and the use of real musicians with the story line made it compelling. Where can we meet this Frankie Presto?

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erinsnest
Jan 10, 2016

Jan 4 - 11 2016 listened as I read the book, great cast, great recording. This certainly enhanced the reading for me.

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